Dear future daughter,
my sweet, sweet child. Oh, how I am going to spoil you!!! Here it is, the advice I want to give you as I almost turn 22. I don’t even know you yet, yet I want to give you so much advice as you grow into a mature young woman. You come from a long line of confident, strong women. My mom, my grandmother…you is one lucky girl. My mom is my best friend and I love her so much; I hope I have the same relationship with you.
I hope you know that you are loved. You are loved by two parents. You are so special to me and your father. & don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not worthy. Because the worst thing a young girl can feel growing up is unworthy. Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve been in those situations where I don’t think I’m pretty enough for THAT boy, smart enough for that job/major, and/or loved enough because I wasn’t successful enough. But sweet child, how do you think I coped? Realizing the love of Jesus Christ will always be enough. You will ALWAYS be enough in God’s eyes. Trust the Lord rather than other people’s opinions.
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.” -Psalm 118:8
You should know to keep your heart-centered towards Jesus, instead of worldly things. See, sometimes I chose otherworldly things over God. And as a result, I would feel this emptiness indie. And then I realized that everything I was doing wasn’t a part of God’s purpose for me. It wasn’t what God wanted for me and I was ignoring his wisdom. So I changed. Little by little, inch by inch, I changed. I am still a sinner but I realize what God has in store for me is much greater than my past sins.
“for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves.” -Ephesians 2:8
I always love reading Ephesians because, after every time I read it, I feel worthy, better, and loved. I read it whenever I felt anxious, worrisome, and lost. My sweet child, whenever you feel any of these things and don’t feel like turning to me, at least turn to our Heavenly Father & his message. It will leave you feeling so much better and refreshed.
dear future daughter, I know I ramble A LOT. Honestly, sometimes I don’t even know what I’m saying…but everything I’m saying is true. I pray for you, sweet child. I want you to be able to come to me whenever and with whatever is on your heart & mind. As your mother, I WANT to help you.
you’re so loved. do not let that boy, the mean girls, or job rejection email tell you differently. I want to remind you of these things:
- you are worthy.
- you are beautiful.
- you are a beloved daughter of God.
- you are wise.
- you have SO much potential.
- you are enough.
dear future daughter, I want Jesus to shine through you. I hope you find Him on your own — with the help of your two loving parents, of course. I hope that you keep the love of Jesus in your heart. I hope you share his message with anybody and everybody you meet in your life — because that’s what God intended for you.
Matthew 10:19-20 speaks of going out into the world and not being afraid of proclaiming God’s glory. dear future daughter, last but not least live unashamed. Do not be afraid to BE YOURSELF. be authentic. live unashamed in his glory.
your [future] mother
(p.s. I’m 21 and so weird to write “mother” because I’m far from being a mother rn hahaha)